I met Ian McConnell in Afghanistan. I was an embedded journalist, and he was an EOD tech. When I got into my first firefight, Ian checked on me afterward to see how I was doing. Kindness in a grim place. He died by suicide after his deployment. RIP. #MemorialDayWeekend
Two football fans that used racist language during a match have been sentenced. James McConnell (2/5/62), of Newdale Road, Levenshulme, and Ian Baldry (25/5/61), of Bradley Street, Bradford, were sentenced earlier at Manchester Magistrates Court.
@Marinetimes @cbudoffbrownI @Justine @LuisRAgostinis @cjchiversp @TylerHicksPhotoent long enough at the schoolhouse to get to know some of its Marines pretty well. Sgt. Ian McConnell, who died by suicide a year later, was one of them. He sought me out after the first firefight to make sure I was doing ok. 22/